Rampage by Katherine S. Newman
The Social Roots Of School Shootings

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In the last decade, school shootings have decimated communities and terrified parents, teachers, and children in even the most “family friendly” American towns and suburbs. These tragedies appear to be the spontaneous acts of disconnected teens, but this important book argues that the roots of violence are deeply entwined in the communities themselves. Rampage challenges the “loner theory” of school violence and shows why so many adults and students miss the warning signs that could prevent it.

About Katherine S. Newman

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Katherine S. Newman is the James Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University. The author of ten books on middle-class economic instability, urban poverty, and the sociology of inequality, Newman has taught at the University of California-Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton.
Published August 1, 2008 by Basic Books. 415 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Crime, Children's Books, Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Despite the rarity of school shootings, a point carefully reiterated by the authors—anthropologist Newman (No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City ) and four students in a doctoral program she directs at Harvard University—it continues to be a topic that both repels and fascinates.

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Carlin Romano

We moved to two communities that had suffered devastating rampage shootings in their schools in the late 90s to try to reconstruct from hundreds of interviews with law-enforcement officials, teachers, friends and family members of the shooters and the victims, clergy members, social workers, and ...

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Harvard sociologist Katherine Newman and colleagues in their 2004 book, Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings, observe the following about the relationship of rampage shooters in their study to violent masculinity: “The shooters appear to be working from widely available cultural scripts...

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